Are you struggling with losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Rejuvalife Vitality Institute now offers Semaglutide injections – an innovative medication that can help you achieve significant weight loss while reducing the likelihood of chronic health problems such as strokes, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues.
Semaglutide injections are a medically supervised weight loss method that works by replicating the activity of Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) in the body, which helps regulate sugar levels and control appetite. At RejuvaLife Vitality Institute, our knowledgeable team, led by Dr. Andre Berger, can guide you through this life-changing weight loss option to help you achieve your goals and maintain them for the long term. When used together with a balanced eating plan and physical activity, it can successfully reduce body weight. At Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, we now offer this exciting new weight loss medication.
Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Semaglutide was first developed to treat type II diabetes and help diabetics maintain their glucose levels. But, as research progressed, it became evident that it could also be beneficial in helping with weight loss. Semaglutide replicates the activity of Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) in the body, which helps to regulate sugar levels. It likewise shifts how appetite and fullness are felt mentally, ultimately leading to less hunger and a greater sense of fullness.
Semaglutide is a medically-supervised weight loss method and Dr. Andre Berger is excited to offer this life-changing option for weight loss patients. With the help of our knowledgeable team, you can reach your weight loss goals and maintain them for the long term.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide reduces hunger and increases the sense of fullness by controlling how fast food moves from the stomach to the intestine, helping you stick to your diet and exercise plan. It also stabilizes your blood sugar levels, reducing associated symptoms.
How is Semaglutide Administered?
Semaglutide is a once-weekly injection you can easily administer yourself at home. As part of your medical weight loss plan, you’ll check in with Dr. Berger and our team regularly to monitor your progress over the next several weeks.
Is Semaglutide Right for You?
If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher or a chronic condition like diabetes with a BMI of 27 or higher, you may be a good candidate for Semaglutide. Dr. Berger will carefully assess whether it’s the right option for your weight loss goals. Recent investigations and medical trials demonstrate that Semaglutide can be very successful in managing blood sugar levels, shedding extra pounds, sustaining a balanced BMI, and decreasing waist size. With regular injections, Semaglutide can help suppress hunger and keep you satisfied longer, both of which are crucial factors in maintaining and losing weight in a lasting way.
Frequently Asked Questions About Semaglutide
What does Semaglutide do to your body?
Semaglutide is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by mimicking the action of a naturally occurring hormone in the body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps to regulate blood sugar levels. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the pancreas, Semaglutide stimulates insulin secretion and reduces the release of glucagon, resulting in lower blood sugar levels. Semaglutide is also used for weight loss. It works by reducing appetite and food intake through the same mechanisms that regulate blood sugar levels. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, Semaglutide can decrease hunger and increase feelings of fullness, leading to reduced calorie intake and weight loss. Semaglutide is usually used as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
Does Semaglutide get rid of belly fat?
Semaglutide can help to reduce belly fat as part of an overall weight loss program, but it does not specifically target belly fat. The medication works by reducing appetite and calorie intake, which can lead to weight loss and a decrease in overall body fat, including belly fat. However, individual results may vary, and a healthy diet and exercise are also important for reducing belly fat.
How fast is weight loss on Semaglutide?
The amount and rate of weight loss on Semaglutide can vary depending on individual factors such as starting weight, diet, and exercise. However, clinical trials have shown that Semaglutide can lead to a significant weight loss of up to 15% of body weight over a period of 68 weeks when used as part of a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. Some people may see noticeable weight loss within the first few weeks of treatment, while others may take longer to achieve their goals.
What not to eat on Semaglutide?
There are no specific foods that must be avoided while taking semaglutide. However, it is generally recommended to follow a healthy, balanced diet with reduced calorie intake and increased physical activity to support weight loss. This may involve limiting high-calorie, high-fat, and high-sugar foods, as well as processed foods and sugary drinks, which can contribute to weight gain and negatively affect blood sugar levels.
How much weight does the average person lose on Semaglutide?
The amount of weight that the average person can lose on Semaglutide can vary depending on individual factors such as starting weight, diet, and exercise. However, clinical trials have shown that Semaglutide can lead to significant weight loss of up to 15% of body weight over a period of 68 weeks, when used as part of a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. On average, people in these trials lost around 5-10% of their initial body weight.
Can I take Semaglutide if I am not diabetic?
Semaglutide has been approved by the FDA for use in treating obesity and weight management, but it is not recommended for use in individuals who do not have a BMI of 30 or higher or a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related condition. Therefore, it is not advisable to take Semaglutide for weight loss if you do not meet these criteria or without the guidance and supervision of a healthcare professional.
Does Semaglutide cause hair loss?
Hair loss is not a known side effect of Semaglutide. However, as with any medication, individual reactions and side effects may vary. If you experience hair loss while taking Semaglutide, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and discuss potential treatment options.
Will I gain weight after stopping Semaglutide?
The effects of stopping Semaglutide on weight are not well studied, but it is possible that some weight gain may occur after discontinuation of the medication. However, it is important to note that the long-term benefits of weight loss achieved through Semaglutide may persist even after stopping the medication if healthy lifestyle habits are maintained. Consult with your healthcare provider to discuss any concerns or questions regarding the use of Semaglutide for weight loss.
Can I drink alcohol on Semaglutide?
The use of alcohol while taking Semaglutide is not recommended as it may increase the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and other adverse effects. It is important to discuss alcohol consumption with your healthcare provider and follow their guidance regarding the safe use of Semaglutide. Additionally, it is important to note that excessive alcohol consumption can have negative impacts on overall health and weight management goals.
Is Semaglutide just an appetite suppressant?
Semaglutide is not just an appetite suppressant. It works by mimicking the effects of a naturally occurring hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which regulates blood sugar levels, promotes feelings of fullness, and reduces food intake. While Semaglutide can contribute to weight loss by reducing appetite, it also has other metabolic effects that contribute to its weight loss benefits.
Can you eat sugar while taking Semaglutide?
While taking Semaglutide, it is important to maintain a balanced and healthy diet to achieve the best results for weight loss or glycemic control. Small amounts of sugar can be included as part of a balanced diet, but it is important to monitor blood sugar levels and carbohydrate intake carefully to avoid spikes or drops in blood sugar. Consult with your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian to create an individualized meal plan that meets your nutritional needs and goals while taking Semaglutide.
How long does one shot of Semaglutide last?
Semaglutide is available in both daily and weekly formulations. The daily formulation of Semaglutide typically lasts for 24 hours after injection, while the weekly formulation can last for up to 7 days. The specific duration of action may vary between individuals and depend on factors such as dose, timing, and individual response to the medication.
Can you stay on Semaglutide for life?
The long-term use of Semaglutide for weight management or glycemic control is not well studied beyond 2 years, but it may be a viable option for some individuals to manage chronic conditions over an extended period of time. However, the decision to continue Semaglutide treatment should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider and based on an individuals specific health needs and goals. Regular monitoring of metabolic parameters, including blood sugar levels and kidney function, is recommended for individuals on long-term Semaglutide therapy.
How do I get the best results from Semaglutide?
To get the best results from Semaglutide, it is important to follow the medication instructions provided by your healthcare provider, including dosing, timing, and administration. In addition to medication, maintaining a balanced diet and regular exercise routine is important for optimizing weight loss and glycemic control. Regular follow-up with your healthcare provider is also recommended to monitor progress and adjust treatment as needed.
Does Semaglutide speed up metabolism?
Semaglutide can contribute to weight loss by reducing appetite and promoting feelings of fullness, which may indirectly affect metabolism. However, it does not directly speed up the metabolism in the same way that some other medications or supplements claim to. The weight loss benefits of Semaglutide are likely due to a combination of factors, including reduced calorie intake, improved glycemic control, and other metabolic effects.
Medical Weight Loss With Semaglutide
At Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, we offer the leading weight loss therapies to help you succeed in your diet and exercise efforts. Your first step is meeting with Dr. Berger and our team to learn more about this exciting new medication and whether it’s right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA office.